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Pongrácz is one of South Africa's finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCCs) and is made using the traditional French method of allowing secondary fermentation to take place in the bottle.
The range is inspired by Desiderius Pongrácz, a nobleman and refugee from the Hungarian uprising who revolutionised viticulture in the Cape. He was, amongst others, instrumental in introducing the classic Champagne varietals Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the Cape Winelands and today the range pays tribute to his bold tenacity, innovation and unwavering spirit.
This Cap Classique Rosé delights the palate as much as the eye and evokes an air of romance with its delicate salmon pink hue.
Elaboration of Pongracz Rose Sparkling Wine Mcc
Pongracz Rose Sparkling Wine Mcc
- View: Delicate salmon pink hue.
- Nose: Delicate strawberry tones and gorgeous notes of baked bread.
- Mouth: Perfectly balanced on the palate with clean acidity and juicy blackberry fruit.
GRAPES: Pongrácz Rosé is made of 60% Pinot Noir that imparts a clean flintiness, and 40% Chardonnay for its distinctive body and taste.
AGEING: The wine is left on the lees for two years before the sediment is removed in the traditional process of "remuage" and "dégorgement". The bottles are then corked and laid down in a cool cellar for a further 2-4 months.
WINEMAKING: The grapes are harvested by hand at 18-20°. After whole bunch pressing with minimal skin contact, the clear grape juice is left to settle before it is pumped into steel tanks for cold fermentation. After the first fermentation and malolactic fermentation the wine is prepared for secondary fermentation in the bottle.
PAIRING: Pongrácz Rosé lends itself to rich duck confit and is a must with truffle and mushroom risotto.
How to serve
6 – 8ºC